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    Is it a sickness?

    Heard a comment from someone{I won't mention his name, but his initials are Darren Wright } about what nice scraps I have{something along that line}...anyways, I just took a quick tour around the shop and offer these up for diagnostic help from you all

    it just seems sacrilegious to me, to throw away anything of potential use....
    Please share your thoughts, photos, phone numbers to organizations & or hospitals I might want to look into, etc. etc.

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    I had that sickness at one time but I was cured because I had no room for better pieces of wood. I ended up donating all my scrap to the burn barrel out back and what LOML didn't feel like burning she donated to our trash company on trash day.

    Now when I'm done a job all those scrap pieces are thrown away without a second thought!

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    after you empty a spot your just gonna refill it with more
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    We're all in this together, bud. I hate having to throw out anything that is real wood. MDF and plywood goes to the trash quicker than anything else. Cherry and oak get set aside for my smoker when the pieces get too small. No matter, though, I still have lots of off cuts that keep taking up space.
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    Hey, at least yours is well organized, unlike mine.
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    That looks pretty normal to me
    I'm supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one now.

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    As long as you can still move around and get things done, it's no issue at all. Once the newspapers start piling up and you have to make little hamster trails through your house and have more cats than you can count, well, that's when you've got a problem....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Cook View Post
    Heard a comment from someone{I won't mention his name, but his initials are Darren Wright } about what nice scraps I have{something along that line}...anyways, I just took a quick tour around the shop and offer these up for diagnostic help from you all

    it just seems sacrilegious to me, to throw away anything of potential use....
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    Hi Ken; Don't know if you are a turner or not, but here's what I do with some of my scraps when I am tired of turning pens!Click image for larger version. 

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    These are wig stands for cancer patients at the Hearth Place Cancer Center in Oshawa ON.

    Our wood club, the Durham Woodworking Club have taken these on as an ongoing annual project for the community. We presented them with 75 last fall and will be presenting them with as many or more in the coming year.

    These 4 were my small contribution.

    My pen blank collection is too small for these, and I'm starting to run out of wood large enough to turn them from!
    Mack C. in Brooklin ON
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